The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #81  
Old 04-06-2013, 02:41 PM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, United States
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumutqueen View Post
You do realise that's what the Queen does? I suspect she's at Windsor more than at BP.
If you had actually bothered to take the ten seconds OR LESS required to read what I wrote, rather than engaging in a petty and self-indulgent tangent, you would know that what I wrote was how *I* would divide up my time between the royal residences, not what *The Queen* currently does.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 04-06-2013, 02:52 PM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, United States
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iluvbertie View Post
As it is under the direct flight path to Heathrow it does have the disadvantage of planes low overhead all day and night.

The Queen has a regular routine now - Monday to Thursday at BP and then either Thursday or Friday down to Windsor for the weekend from late September to late November and again from mid-February to July. Balmoral for August and September and Sandringham from late November to mid-February.

She also has a week at Holyrood House in July.

She already has five homes. She doesn't need to add Walmer Castle to the list.
I am well aware of what Her Majesty does. If you had bothered to take less than ten seconds to actually READ what I wrote, rather than engaging in a petty and petulant tirade, you would have know that I was saying what *I* would do if I were the Sovereign, besides requiring everyone to actually READ what people write in The Royal Forums, rather than inventing what posters would like other posters to have written. And the Queen actually spends Monday or Tuesday (reports vary) to Thursday in residence at Buckingham Palace. On the other hand, I would move the Court to Windsor Castle (ie. Ambassadors would be accredited to the Court of Windsor, not St. James's) and would drive to London to receive the PM and the Privy Council on Tuesdays, then turn right round and go back to Windsor. The remainder of my routine would remain unaltered as laid out in a previous post.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 04-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,153
Quote:
Originally Posted by democratnmonocole View Post

I am well aware of what Her Majesty does. If you had bothered to take less than ten seconds to actually READ what I wrote, rather than engaging in a petty and petulant tirade, you would have know that I was saying what *I* would do if I were the Sovereign, besides requiring everyone to actually READ what people write in The Royal Forums, rather than inventing what posters would like other posters to have written. And the Queen actually spends Monday or Tuesday (reports vary) to Thursday in residence at Buckingham Palace. On the other hand, I would move the Court to Windsor Castle (ie. Ambassadors would be accredited to the Court of Windsor, not St. James's) and would drive to London to receive the PM and the Privy Council on Tuesdays, then turn right round and go back to Windsor. The remainder of my routine would remain unaltered as laid out in a previous post.
Well when you become The King, you can set out your plan nicely
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 06-29-2013, 10:57 AM
AdmirerUS's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 2,642
Has anyone from the Forums yet seen this exhibit in person?
The Royal Paint Box: Royal Artists Past and Present at Windsor Castle.
Royal Paintbox: Royal Artists Past and Present | Royal Collection Trust

Yes, yes, I know there was a documentary, but seeing art in person is a far different thing.

Anyone planning to go? If so will you give us a report?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 08-20-2013, 09:02 PM
Dman's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 7,031
In this short video, Royal Collection Trust conservator, David Wheeler, begins the process of conserving an 18th century vase from the Royal Collection:

Very Interesting Tips on How to Restore Porcelain-









__________________
"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be."

Dr. Maya Angelou
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 09-16-2013, 04:47 PM
Dman's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 7,031
Royal Central ‏@RoyalCentral 56m
'Willow arches' have been installed along the Long Walk, Windsor Castle, marking 60th anniversary of HM's coronation. pic.twitter.com/bRJhkIWynq
__________________
"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be."

Dr. Maya Angelou
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 09-28-2013, 06:31 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 9,183
Semi-State Rooms open at Windsor Castle

Semi-State Rooms open at Windsor Castle | Royal Collection Trust
__________________
October 31st,2005,Birth of HRH The Princess of Asturias
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 09-28-2013, 09:53 AM
AdmirerUS's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 2,642
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dman View Post
Royal Central ‏@RoyalCentral 56m
'Willow arches' have been installed along the Long Walk, Windsor Castle, marking 60th anniversary of HM's coronation. pic.twitter.com/bRJhkIWynq
Thanks for the share - this is a wonderful installation. The craftsmanship is spectacular. I wonder how far down into the ground they are anchored? Te DM also did a piece on this and it has a number of pictures. I found myself imagining the arches in the rain or in snow - it would make lovely patterns and visuals.
Six spectacular willow arches unveiled outside Windsor Castle to mark 60th anniversary of Queen's Coronation | Mail Online
__________________
“For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love." Michael Pollan, Cooked
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 12-30-2013, 11:14 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 9,183
Tour to the Great Kitchen at Windsor Castle.

Tour to the Great Kitchen | Royal Collection Trust
__________________
October 31st,2005,Birth of HRH The Princess of Asturias
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 03-07-2014, 07:32 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 1,576
On the outer walls at the southeast corner of Windsor Castle is the Queen's Tower. The Queen's Tower at one time was called the Victoria Tower.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #91  
Old 03-09-2014, 11:16 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Balmoral, United Kingdom
Posts: 273
Quote:
Originally Posted by democratnmonocole View Post
If I had the opition of living in London in a monstrous home with hardly any privacy, or at Windsor, in the country, near a (reasonably) small city, there wouldn't be a contest. Buckingham Palace would be used to kiss hands with the PM and recieve heads of state. I'd live at Windsor in the spring and earrly summer, Balmoral in the late summer, Walmer Castle in the fall (I know it's for the Lord Warden, but I'd take over as Sovereign again), and Sandringham from Christmas until March.
Sounds like an excellent improvement on the current routine.
__________________
Virtually Royalty
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 03-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 1,576
In 1416 King Henry V feted the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund at Windsor Castle to enlist Sigismund's support for the English claim to France.


__________________
Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 03-19-2014, 11:51 AM
Molly2101's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,606
I went to Windsor Castle yesterday with my mum. It really is a beautiful castle and I hadn't realised how much of it had been affected by the 1992 fire. The rooms have been fixed so well you would never know there had been a fire. The artwork in the State Apartments is lovely, especially those that are on the ceiling.

Queen Mary's Doll's House was lovely too. It looks so realistic! St George's Chapel was so beautiful and so quiet. The Garter flags on the ceiling were lovely, although I was surprised how much bigger on TV it looks. George VI's and the Queen Mother's tomb was so peaceful. I hadn't realised that so many members of the family were buried there. I had thought a lot were buried at Frogmore.

The memorial for Prince Leopold, Queen Victoria's youngest son, inside the chapel was really beautiful too. The statue memorial for Princess Charlotte, George IV's only child, was so moving. To think that if she had not died the entire Royal line would be different now.
__________________
"I am yours, you are mine, of that be sure. You are locked in my heart, the little key is lost and now you must stay there forever."
Written by Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in the diary of her fiance, Tsarevich Nicholas.
Reply With Quote
  #94  
Old 04-10-2014, 12:36 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 9,183
Visit Windsor Castle: Official Video


__________________
October 31st,2005,Birth of HRH The Princess of Asturias
Reply With Quote
  #95  
Old 04-11-2014, 02:39 AM
Queen Camilla's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, United States
Posts: 676
I enjoyed the pictures of Windsor Castle during the President of Ireland's visit.

The courtyard is beautiful.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...90_964x643.jpg

As it the dining hall.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...uring_a_sp.jpg
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #96  
Old 04-11-2014, 03:37 AM
Queen Camilla's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, United States
Posts: 676
More courtyard pics from the Irish President's visit.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...20_964x493.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...86_962x522.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...51_964x571.jpg (might be dup from previous post.)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #97  
Old 04-11-2014, 07:48 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 9,183
Quote:
Originally Posted by Queen Camilla View Post
I enjoyed the pictures of Windsor Castle during the President of Ireland's visit.

The courtyard is beautiful.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...90_964x643.jpg

As it the dining hall.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...uring_a_sp.jpg
I did too and the airwaves here in Ireland have been talking about Windsor Castle and its rich history all week.I wouldn't be a bit surprised if there's a surge in Irish visitors to the castle this year!
__________________
October 31st,2005,Birth of HRH The Princess of Asturias
Reply With Quote
  #98  
Old 06-17-2014, 08:29 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 1,576
King Henry II often stayed at Windsor Castle.
In 1175 he had the outer stone curtain wall built so that more troops could be garrisoned there.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #99  
Old 06-28-2014, 10:44 AM
DukeOfPomerania's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cracow, Poland
Posts: 16
Amazing old pictures that I found on Pinterest:

State Bedroom:




Queen private sitting room circa Queen Alexandra times:



Another photos of this room, when Queen Mary used it:





Queen Alexandra bedroom:



Queen Alexandra bodouir:



King George V study (HM Queen's dining room now):



Oak Room:



Rubens room:



__________________
Reply With Quote
  #100  
Old 07-24-2014, 09:00 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 1,576
Queen Elizabeth I was very fond of Windsor Castle.
Sometimes she stayed there the whole of autumn and Christmas.
Shakespeare wrote The Merry Wives of Windsor to please Queen Elizabeth.

__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
windsor castle virtual tour photo


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Glücksburg Castle, Glücksburg, Germany H.M. Margrethe Danish Royal Residences 10 05-23-2014 10:32 PM
Stenhammar Castle, Flen Josefine Swedish Royal Residences 11 01-29-2013 12:50 PM
"The Queen's Castle" (2005) - Windsor Royal Year documentary Australian The Electronic Domain 57 01-15-2011 03:02 PM
Which castle is this? Alexandra Royal Library 16 08-25-2006 06:28 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events duchess of cambridge dutch royal history fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta sofia jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg nobility olympics ottoman poland pom pregnancy prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince felipe prince floris prince maurits prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess claire princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess marilene princess mary princess mary fashion princess of asturias queen anne-marie queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague visit wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:02 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]